Map pin locations in ChurchSuite

When adding small groups, events and sites you can specify their Location - prospective group members and event attendees will see a location map when viewing the public-facing group page and event page, and users see your sites plotted on Location reports.

For a variety of reasons, it's sometimes the case that location plotting is not sufficiently accurate, with map pins showing in the wrong position, perhaps over the incorrect address or building. Also, some countries and regions experience issues where Google's map data for a region is unable to plot addresses correctly e.g. new housing estates.

For these scenarios, you can edit the map pin position for small groups, events and sites - ChurchSuite will store the updated longitude and latitude of the location pin. The system will also apply the map pin update to all other events and groups that use that same location name and postcode/zip code.

Note

The Edit location option will only change the long/lat coordinates stored for the address in question. Moving the map pin will not change the location address itself - the feature is not an "address picker".

Small group locations

Where a group has a physical location and postcode/zip code specified, ChurchSuite plots the small group meeting location on a map, viewable on the Map tab of the group in the Small Groups module, and the public-facing Group page - select Go to group page to preview the group page and map.

To make a change to a group's map pin location click the pencil icon in the top left corner of the map...

On the Edit location pop-up, you can now zoom in and then click and drag the group location pin to the correct location. In the example below, the group already has a Custom Location - you can click to Reset to the default location, which will revert the map pin to the Google Map default location.

Once you are satisfied click OK and the new latitude and longitude references are saved against the group. If any other groups or events meet at the exact location and postcode/zip code, those map pins are also updated.

Calendar event locations

As with small groups, where an event has a physical location and postcode/zip code specified, ChurchSuite plots the event location, viewable on the Event page - select Go to event page to preview the event page and map.

To change an event's map pin location navigate to the event's "View" page and click the pencil icon located at the end of the location and postcode on the Details tab.

On the Edit location pop-up, you can now zoom in and then click and drag the event location pin to the correct location. In the example below, the event already has a Custom Location - you can click to Reset to the default location, which will revert the map pin to the Google Maps location.

Once you are satisfied click OK and the new latitude and longitude references are saved against the event. If any other events or groups meet at the exact location and postcode, those map pins are also updated, including other events at the exact location within the same sequence.

Site locations

Where a site has an address and postcode/zip code specified, ChurchSuite plots the site location on the Address Book Locations report.

To make a change to a site's map pin location navigate to the Sites section of the Administrator area and select Edit location from the site actions.

On the Edit location pop-up, you can now zoom in and then click and drag the site location pin to the correct location. In the example below, the site already has a Custom Location - you can click to Reset to the default location, which will revert the map pin to the Google Map default location.

Once you are satisfied click OK and the new latitude and longitude references are saved against the site.

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